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UConn donor says no soup for you

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Corky Ramirez up on 94th St., Jan 25, 2011.

  1. That is, a $3M soup.

    http://www.theday.com/article/20110125/SPORT07/301259947

    (Make sure you read the donor's letter).

    This guy is a giant d-bag. I went to UConn, and I know how smarmy the athletic department can be. But Burton somehow made them a sympathetic figure.
     
  2. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Saw this coming from miles away. Not this particular booster and school, mind you, but the T.Boone and Phil Knight stories were going to make some mega-dollar booster think he/she was entitled to major input on a coach, AD, etc. ...
     
  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    How much do you have to donate to have a say? Burton seems like a guy who only measures success by money or wins.
     
  4. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    I think if you are Phil Knight and do what he does for Oregon, you should have some say in who they hire and fire. I mean, if Phil Knight was a fan of Washington State instead of Oregon, the Ducks would be just a low-level Pac 10 team with ugly uniforms.
     
  5. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    To be fair, if Knight went to Wazzou, the Cougars would be the ones with the ugly threads.
     
  6. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    This is hardly original but the UConn AD should inform Mr. Burton that some asshole is writing letters on his stationary.
     
  7. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    The donor is an asshole but the UCONN AD screwed up. Appease the clown but don't actually listen to what he says. Donors are crucial to athletic programs and playing the game is part of the process.
     
  8. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    UConn is irrelevant anyway.
     
  9. IllMil

    IllMil Active Member

    Um, they were in a BCS Bowl game!!!
     
  10. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Which speaks volumes of just how idiotic the "BCS" system is not too mention how weak the Big East is.
     
  11. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    I hate the term "slippery slope," but where do you draw the line, then? Should this clown have a say in recruiting? (The NCAA would love that). How about the depth chart or playing time?
     
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